The company i work for buy a lot of mac pro's / mac mini's. Recently i managed to persuade my boss that i need a 17" macbook pro for "work purposes" and he agreed, so i contacted our usual suppliers and placed and order. That was almost four weeks ago. When i spoke to our account manager on Friday he informed me that shipments to them are currently on an indefinite delay due to hardware issues that need to be addressed. This was apparently told to him from his account manager at apple. Just thought i would share that with everyone on here, especially all those experiencing issues at the moment. Also if you are thinking of buying the 17", might be worth holding of for a little while till all the bugs are sorted. In the mean time i shall return to waiting very impatiently for my new macbook pro. Wouldn't be so bad but the optical drive on my current one is dead as a dodo, very very frustrating!!!!